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Sara L.



Joined: 02 Jun 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:38 pm    Post subject: When should I apply? Reply with quote

Hello everyone,
I would like to know if moving to Kuwait and applying for teaching positions while there would increase my chances of getting hired than applying for a job while living abroad.

I lived in Kuwait before and I have friends there so it wouldn't be my first time in Kuwait!

Your help and comments will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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dash201



Joined: 19 Dec 2011
Posts: 25
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I am sure that there may be visa issues and such but personally, I would apply first. Have you tried the TES website? They are good and are recruiting now across the world and Middle East.

Good luck!
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veiledsentiments



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Often employers that hire you locally will not give you a foreign hire contract. That means that you only get salary, but no benefits... no flat... no tickets... etc.

Not a good option. I'd check this out before flying off...

VS
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middeastgirl



Joined: 31 May 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've worked at 3 different schools in the 8+ years I've been in Kuwait. I was hired locally with all 3 and received an overseas contract each time. Most of my friends and colleagues have worked for at least 2 different schools, and all have received overseas contracts, even though they were hired locally.
If the school is a reputable school, the overseas contract is a given, whether you're hired from abroad, or in country.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

middeastgirl wrote:
If the school is a reputable school,

Therein lies the rub...

VS
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